Best Barramundi Fishing Charters in Darwin


Top Barramundi Fishing Charters in Darwin


Barramundi

Barramundi

  • Size 2 to 7kg (5 to 15lbs)
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore, Backcountry

Barramundi Fishing in Darwin

Barramundi fishing charters in Darwin are numerous, just like the praised fish they’re after. Allegedly boasting the highest number of ‘Barra’ in Australia, it’s no wonder that Darwin attracts many anglers. If you happen to walk down Darwin Harbour, you will meet many charters just ready to get the boat moving. And we can’t blame them. After all, Barramundi is featured on nearly every menu in Australia. These fish are nutritious, mild, and more importantly, put up a nice fight. Now, taking sides is not well mannered, but if you have one day to fish in Darwin, spend it aboard a local Barramundi fishing charter.

When and where to go fishing for Barramundi in Darwin

You can get them any time of the year, but as they migrate, you’ll need to know where to head. From end-February until the month of May, as a rule, Barra hide around run-off creeks and tidal rivers. This is the prime time to get some huge Barramundi. As the rivers get swollen from the wet season floods, so do the fish from all the blooming life they can feed on. During the run off season, prominent Barra hot spots include the Mary River at Shady Camp, Sth Alligator River, Daly River, and at times Darwin Harbor itself. Most of the charter guides will pick you up in Darwin and then head out towards the hot spots.

Come May, Barra move to billabongs and creeks, and mostly stay there until November. The best know is the Corroboree Billabong where you will not only get Barra, but also have breath-taking scenery to yourself and a display of local fauna. Look out for river mouths and creeks.

How to catch Barramundi in Darwin?

A good thing about fishing for Barra is that many different techniques can do the trick. These hard fighters move around various habitats, and are excited by various prey. Barramundi feed on insects, prawns, and fish (sometime even smaller specimens of Barra themselves), which means that you can use lures, live bait or fly. Use live mullet and minnows as live bait, or minnow pattern lures as artificials. Night time is as good as an early morning, and you can move your lure and bait around muddy waters. You can go trolling or casting, but given their habitat, casting may prove more effective. You will want to be able to reach the nooks and crannies where Barra dwell.

Barramundi

Barramundi

  • Size 2 to 7kg (5 to 15lbs)
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore, Backcountry

Darwin Barramundi Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Barramundi fishing in Darwin varies slightly throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is January to February and June to December. There is no closed season.
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